Mission Action Statement

Engaging in welcoming, pastoral care, faith formation for all ages, the sanctification of each other and the world and support of vocations (Laity and Ordained). Celebrating the richness of care and support for each other by providing service to the poor, homeless, refugees, the sick and bereaved and the elderly and working for social justice and the protection of the environment in union with all people of good faith.

Mission Statement

We welcome and journey with all through prayer and service, open to growth and committed to building a community of Christ’s disciples who share the joy of the Gospel.

Vision Statement

Holy Family Parish is an inclusive, welcoming community of members filled with The Holy Spirit where all are valued, respected and supported. Our faith in Jesus nourished by the Eucharist urges us to bring people to him and to form missionary disciples who will go out to transform the world.

AMID the bustle of an uncertain world around us, Brisbane Catholics are being invited to visit and experience a unique overseas mission.

The Missionaries of the Poor are calling for volunteers to visit and serve in their mission house in Labuan Bajo on the Indonesian island of Flores, and to assist in the daily care of disabled residents.

It might sound like a daunting task, however, in 2017 Fr Nev Yun, administrator at the Holy Family Catholic parish at Indooroopilly, led a small group on a nine-night visit to the MOP mission, and described the richness of the experience in terms of simplicity, gentleness and serving.

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Parish Information

Location: 37 Ward Street, Indooroopilly, Qld 4068 Office Hours: Mon 9am – 12pm | Wed 9am – 3pm | Fri – 9am to 12pm Contact Numbers: Telephone: (07) 33717466 | Fax: (07) 38702541
Mass Times:
  • Wednesday: Adoration – 5:10pm | Benediction – 5:50pm | Holy Mass –  6:00pm
  • Friday: 8:10 am Rosary | Holy Mass – 8:30am
  • Saturday: 5:30 pm – Holy Mass
  • Sunday: 8:30 am &  6 pm – Holy Mass

Please remember in your prayers

The sick:

Bryan Beirne, Paul Beirne, Ivan Rego, Norma Forgiarini, Emile Smets.

Recently Deceased:


Cecily Margaret Landy, Joseph Michael O’Connell, Olive Apelt, Bill Higgins, Mr Phil Grehan, Len McGrath, Maureen McGrath, Gertrude Hanrahan, Sr Regis Sullivan, Fr Morgan Howe, Dores Panton, Mary Houston, Marie Skuse, Ssr Elaine Baranoff, Joan Mary Sparksman.

Parish Pastoral Council: Fr Nev Yun (Administrator), Deacon Russ Nelson, Georges LeFevre (Chair), Clare Dyer (Deputy-Chair), Margie McKay-Lowndes (Secretary), Kevin Smith, Terence Chan, Martin Kelly, Christina Martin, Trevor Lambkin, Stephen Dyer Members of the Finance Council:Justin Byrne, Jennifer Muller, Damien O’Brien, Ashanti Uluwita. Children’s Liturgy of the Word: we have a new coordinator, Melody, who is organising the roster until the end of the year.

Care and Concern  If you know of anyone who is sick or homebound, and would like a visit or Holy Communion brought to them at home, please contact any one of the following to make suitable arrangements:

The Parish Office Ph: 3371 7446 | Kevin Smith Ph: 0416 007 713  | Terence Chan Ph: 0423 553 432

Children’s Liturgy: Every Sunday during the 8:30am Mass. (Except School Holidays)

Encounter Timor Leste in September

Join us for an intimate immersive Encounter with Timorese culture and communities.

Experienced Palms participants will guide your journey from 1 September and deepen understanding of how sustainable development makes a real difference for our neighbours.

Special Group Encounters also available. Call Now!!

Visit palms.org.au/encounters  or  call Palms now on 02 9560 5333

Aid to the Church in Need – National Appeal for Sri Lanka

The national appeal conducted by Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) for the Church in Sri Lanka is being generously responded to by Australian Catholics and ACN is continuing to receive donations after the Easter Attacks that left 258 dead. To make a donation please visit: www.aidtochurch.org/SriLanka or call ACN on 1800 101 201.

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Ann Paxton-Hall

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Easter 2017 

          ( No Mass on Easter Sunday Evening) 


From Father Nev

Here is part II of the article concerning Euthanasia from our Bishop’s conference. www.catholic.org.au/bishops-commission-for-pastoral-life/alternative-to-euthanasia.

Hi everyone, Here is part II of the article concerning Euthanasia from our Bishop’s conference. www.catholic.org.au/bishops-commission-for-pastoral-life/alternative-to-euthanasia. Myth 4: It’s worked well in other places, like The Netherlands, Belgium & Oregon in the US Fact: The overseas models are not working well. The so-called strict guidelines are failing badly, with deadly consequences. When euthanasia was introduced in Belgium in 2002 it was considered to be only for terminally ill adults, deemed to be in their right mind, with full consent given. Doctors were required to report cases of euthanasia to a nominated authority. A little over a decade later, the Belgian parliament has now legalised euthanasia for children of all ages and dementia patients. Studies show only half of euthanasia cases are reported to the authority (1) and in a study in Flanders, 66 of 208 cases of euthanasia occurred without explicit consent.(2) Similarly in the Netherlands, despite the supposed safeguards, the Dutch government’s own statistics show that more than 300 people die each year from euthanasia without explicit consent(3). From its strictly controlled beginnings, euthanasia in the Netherlands has now grown to include the unconscious, disabled babies, children aged 12 and over, and people with dementia and psychiatric illnesses(4). In Oregon the legislation allows lethal drugs to be administered without oversight, leaving enormous scope for family pressure or elder abuse to be applied. Myth 5: Euthanasia should be legalised because opinion polls support it Fact: Parliaments don’t legislate on opinion polls alone. Parliaments are elected to consider all the relevant arguments, to legislate in favour of the common good, to endorse responsible action and to protect the vulnerable, whose voices and concerns are often not heard in opinion polls. The devil is very much in the detail when it comes to euthanasia, and when parliaments across the world have had a chance to examine all the evidence and all the dangers, the great majority of them have voted against it, even in the face of strong opinion poll support. Myth 6: Euthanasia is necessary to relieve pain Fact: Good palliative care, not killing, is the answer to relieving pain for the dying. Palliative Care Australia says that good, well-resourced palliative care gives people the ability not only to live well in their illness, but to die well too, “free from pain, in the place of their choice, with people they wish to be present, and above all, with dignity”. Great medical gains are being made in palliative care and many families speak of palliative care as providing very precious time with their loved one. But the fact is that palliative care is not offered to many dying people in Australia and in some places there would be no opportunity to receive it, even if a person in great pain asked for it. No one should be talking euthanasia in Australia until we have righted this wrong. What can you do? You can help ensure that Australians are always treated with true dignity and compassion, right up to the point of their death. Talk to your friends, family, colleagues and Members of Parliament about the dangers of euthanasia for our society, and put forward the alternative pathway of good, readily available palliative care, loving support, and true, life-affirming compassion. Get involved in the debate because this is a debate which affects us all. Blessings Fr Nev

Christmas Message from Archbishop Mark Coleridge


Brisbane Archdiocese Video Series – The Mass



2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Many historians consider the Reformation one of those epoch changing events in the history of the Western world. But what does it mean for people in Australia 500 years later? Was the Reformation just a series of pointless disputes which have little relevance to the church today? Or is the church today the living legacy of the Reformation, and if so, what does this mean for us? Join us as we ask these questions together.

Dr. Chris Hanlon — The Reformation a Catholic perspective, 8 August 7:30pm Holy Family Catholic Church, Indooroopilly

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Giovanni & Amanda’s Wedding, May 5, 2018

By Dr. Peter Vardy